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Doorkeeper (9 instances)
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98 Bible Verses about Gates

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Deuteronomy 3:5

All these were fortified with high walls, gates, and bars, besides a large number of rural villages.

Joshua 2:5

At nightfall, when the gate was about to close, the men went out, and I don't know where they were going. Chase after them quickly, and you can catch up with them!"

1 Samuel 23:7

When it was reported to Saul that David had gone to Keilah, he said, "God has handed him over to me, for he has trapped himself by entering a town with barred gates."

2 Chronicles 8:5

He built Upper Beth-horon and Lower Beth-horon-fortified cities with walls, gates, and bars-

2 Chronicles 14:7

So he said to [the people of] Judah, "Let's build these cities and surround them with walls and towers, with doors and bars. The land is still ours because we sought the Lord our God. We sought Him and He gave us rest on every side." So they built and succeeded.

Psalm 107:16

For He has broken down the bronze gates and cut through the iron bars.

Psalm 147:13

For He strengthens the bars of your gates and blesses your children within you.

Isaiah 22:7

Your best valleys were full of chariots, and horsemen were positioned at the gates.

Isaiah 45:1-2

The Lord says this to Cyrus, His anointed, whose right hand I have grasped to subdue nations before him, to unloose the loins of kings, to open the doors before him and the gates will not be shut: "I will go before you and level the uneven places; I will shatter the bronze doors and cut the iron bars in two.

Jeremiah 51:30

Babylon's warriors have stopped fighting; they sit in their strongholds. Their might is exhausted; they have become like women. Babylon's homes have been set ablaze, her gate bars are shattered.

Hosea 11:6

A sword will whirl through his cities; it will destroy and devour the bars of his gates, because of their schemes.

Luke 7:12

Just as He neared the gate of the town, a dead man was being carried out. He was his mother's only son, and she was a widow. A large crowd from the city was also with her.

Acts 9:24

but their plot became known to Saul. So they were watching the gates day and night intending to kill him,

Acts 12:10

After they passed the first and second guard posts, they came to the iron gate that leads into the city, which opened to them by itself. They went outside and passed one street, and immediately the angel left him.

Revelation 21:25

Each day its gates will never close because it will never be night there.

Nehemiah 2:13-15

I went out at night through the Valley Gate toward the Serpent's Well and the Dung Gate, and I inspected the walls of Jerusalem that had been broken down and its gates that had been destroyed by fire. I went on to the Fountain Gate and the King's Pool, but farther down it became too narrow for my animal to go through. So I went up at night by way of the valley and inspected the wall. Then heading back, I entered through the Valley Gate and returned.

2 Kings 14:13

King Jehoash of Israel captured Judah's King Amaziah son of Joash, son of Ahaziah, at Beth-shemesh. Then Jehoash went to Jerusalem and broke down 200 yards of Jerusalem's wall from the Ephraim Gate to the Corner Gate.

2 Chronicles 25:23

King Jehoash of Israel captured Judah's King Amaziah son of Joash, son of Jehoahaz, at Beth-shemesh. Then Jehoash took him to Jerusalem and broke down 200 yards of Jerusalem's wall from the Ephraim Gate to the Corner Gate.

Nehemiah 1:3

They said to me, "The survivors in the province, who returned from the exile, are in great trouble and disgrace. Jerusalem's wall has been broken down, and its gates have been burned down."

Nehemiah 2:3

and replied to the king, "May the king live forever! Why should I not be sad when the city where my ancestors are buried lies in ruins and its gates have been destroyed by fire?"

Nehemiah 3:1

Eliashib the high priest and his fellow priests began rebuilding the Sheep Gate. They dedicated it and installed its doors. [After building the wall] to the Tower of the Hundred and the Tower of Hananel, they dedicated it.

John 5:2

By the Sheep Gate in Jerusalem there is a pool, called Bethesda in Hebrew, which has five colonnades.

Nehemiah 3:3

The sons of Hassenaah built the Fish Gate. They built it with beams and installed its doors, bolts, and bars.

Nehemiah 3:26

and the temple servants living on Ophel [made repairs] opposite the Water Gate toward the east and the tower that juts out.

Nehemiah 3:28-29

Each of the priests made repairs above the Horse Gate, each opposite his own house. After them Zadok son of Immer made repairs opposite his house. And beside him Shemaiah son of Shecaniah, guard of the East Gate, made repairs.

Nehemiah 6:1

When Sanballat, Tobiah, Geshem the Arab, and the rest of our enemies heard that I had rebuilt the wall and that no gap was left in it-though at that time I had not installed the doors in the gates-

Nehemiah 7:3

I said to them, "Do not open the gates of Jerusalem until the sun is hot, and let the doors be shut and securely fastened while the guards are on duty. Station the citizens of Jerusalem as guards, some at their posts and some at their homes."

Nehemiah 11:19

The gatekeepers: Akkub, Talmon, and their relatives, who guarded the gates: 172.

Nehemiah 12:39

above the Gate of Ephraim, and by the Old Gate, the Fish Gate, the Tower of Hananel, and the Tower of the Hundred, to the Sheep Gate. They stopped at the Gate of the Guard.

Psalm 122:2

Our feet are standing within your gates, Jerusalem-

Isaiah 60:11

Your gates will always be open; they will never be shut day or night so that the wealth of the nations may be brought into you, with their kings being led [in procession].

Jeremiah 1:15

Indeed, I am about to summon all the clans and kingdoms of the north." [This is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the Lord's declaration. They will come, and each [king] will set up his throne at the entrance to Jerusalem's gates. They will attack all her surrounding walls and all the other cities of Judah.

Acts 3:2

And a man who was lame from his mother's womb was carried there and placed every day at the temple gate called Beautiful, so he could beg from those entering the temple complex.

2 Chronicles 23:19

He stationed gatekeepers at the gates of the Lord's temple so that nothing unclean could enter for any reason

2 Chronicles 24:8

At the king's command a chest was made and placed outside the gate of the Lord's temple.

2 Chronicles 31:2

Hezekiah reestablished the divisions of the priests and Levites for the burnt offerings and fellowship offerings, for ministry, for giving thanks, and for praise in the gates of the camp of the Lord, each division corresponding to his service among the priests and Levites.

Jeremiah 20:2

So Pashhur had Jeremiah the prophet beaten and put him in the stocks at the Upper Benjamin Gate in the Lord's temple.

Ezekiel 44:11

Yet they will occupy My sanctuary, serving as guards at the temple gates and ministering at the temple. They will slaughter the burnt offerings and [other] sacrifices for the people and will stand before them to serve them.

Acts 3:10

and they recognized that he was the one who used to sit and beg at the Beautiful Gate of the temple complex. So they were filled with awe and astonishment at what had happened to him.

Joshua 6:26

At that time Joshua imposed this curse: Cursed before the Lord is the man who undertakes the rebuilding of this city, Jericho. He will lay its foundation [at the cost of] his firstborn; He will set up its gates [at the cost of] his youngest.

Genesis 28:17

He was afraid and said, "What an awesome place this is! This is none other than the house of God. This is the gate of heaven."

1 Samuel 17:52

The men of Israel and Judah rallied, shouting their battle cry, and chased the Philistines to the entrance of the valley and to the gates of Ekron. Philistine bodies were strewn all along the Shaaraim road to Gath and Ekron.

1 Kings 16:34

During his reign, Hiel the Bethelite built Jericho. At the cost of Abiram his firstborn, he laid its foundation, and at the cost of Segub his youngest, he set up its gates, according to the word of the Lord He had spoken through Joshua son of Nun.

John 10:1-3

"I assure you: Anyone who doesn't enter the sheep pen by the door but climbs in some other way, is a thief and a robber. The one who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. The doorkeeper opens it for him, and the sheep hear his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.

Acts 10:17

While Peter was deeply perplexed about what the vision he had seen might mean, the men who had been sent by Cornelius, having asked directions to Simon's house, stood at the gate.

2 Kings 23:8

Then Josiah brought all the priests from the cities of Judah, and he defiled the high places from Geba to Beer-sheba, where the priests had burned incense. He tore down the high places of the gates at the entrance of the gate of Joshua the governor of the city (on the left at the city gate).

Psalm 9:14

so that I may declare all Your praises. I will rejoice in Your salvation within the gates of Daughter Zion.

Psalm 118:19-20

Open the gates of righteousness for me; I will enter through them and give thanks to the Lord. This is the gate of the Lord; the righteous will enter through it.

Ezekiel 46:2

The prince should enter from the outside by way of the gate's portico and stand at the doorpost of the gate while the priests sacrifice his burnt offerings and fellowship offerings. He will bow in worship at the threshold of the gate and then depart, but the gate must not be closed until evening.

Acts 14:13

Then the priest of Zeus, whose temple was just outside the town, brought oxen and garlands to the gates. He, with the crowds, intended to offer sacrifice.

Genesis 23:10-11

Ephron was present with the Hittites. So in the presence of all the Hittites who came to the gate of his city, Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham: "No, my lord. Listen to me. I give you the field, and I give you the cave that is in it. I give it to you in the presence of my people. Bury your dead."

Ruth 4:1

Boaz went to the gate [of the town] and sat down there. Soon, the family redeemer Boaz had spoken about came by. Boaz called him by name and said, "Come over here and sit down." So he went over and sat down.

2 Kings 7:1

Elisha said, "Hear the word of the Lord! This is what the Lord says: 'About this time tomorrow at the gate of Samaria, six quarts of fine meal [will sell] for a shekel and 12 quarts of barley [will sell] for a shekel.' "

Nehemiah 13:19-22

When shadows began to fall on the gates of Jerusalem just before the Sabbath, I gave orders that the gates be closed and not opened until after the Sabbath. I posted some of my men at the gates, so that no goods could enter during the Sabbath day. Once or twice the merchants and those who sell all kinds of goods camped outside Jerusalem, but I warned them, "Why are you camping in front of the wall? If you do it again, I'll use force against you." After that they did not come again on the Sabbath.read more.
Then I instructed the Levites to purify themselves and guard the gates in order to keep the Sabbath day holy. Remember me for this also, my God, and look on me with compassion in keeping with Your abundant, faithful love.

Genesis 34:19-20

The young man did not delay doing this, because he was delighted with Jacob's daughter. Now he was the most important in all his father's house. So Hamor and his son Shechem went to the gate of their city and spoke to the men there.

Deuteronomy 21:19

his father and mother must take hold of him and bring him to the elders of his city, to the gate of his hometown.

Deuteronomy 22:13-19

"If a man marries a woman, has sexual relations with her, and comes to hate her, and accuses [her] of shameful conduct, and gives her a bad name, saying, 'I married this woman and was intimate with her, but I didn't find [any] evidence of her virginity,' the young woman's father and mother will take the evidence of her virginity and bring [it] to the city elders at the gate.read more.
The young woman's father will say to the elders, 'I gave my daughter to this man as a wife, but he hates her. He has accused her of shameful conduct, saying: 'I didn't find [any] evidence of your daughter's virginity, but here is the evidence of my daughter's virginity.' They will spread out the cloth before the city elders. Then the elders of that city will take the man and punish him. They will also fine him 100 silver [shekels] and give [them] to the young woman's father, because that man gave an Israelite virgin a bad name. She will remain his wife; he cannot divorce her as long as he lives.

Deuteronomy 25:7-10

But if the man doesn't want to marry his sister-in-law, she must go to the elders at the [city] gate and say, 'My brother-in-law refuses to preserve his brother's name in Israel. He isn't willing to perform the duty of a brother-in-law for me.' The elders of his city will summon him and speak with him. If he persists and says, 'I don't want to marry her,' then his sister-in-law will go up to him in the sight of the elders, remove his sandal from his foot, and spit in his face. Then she will declare, 'This is what is done to a man who will not build up his brother's house.'read more.
And his [family] name in Israel will be called 'The house of the man whose sandal was removed.'

Joshua 20:4

When someone flees to one of these cities, stands at the entrance of the city gate, and states his case before the elders of that city, they are to bring him into the city and give him a place to live among them.

2 Samuel 15:2

He would get up early and stand beside the road leading to the city gate. Whenever anyone had a grievance to bring before the king for settlement, Absalom called out to him and asked, "What city are you from?" If he replied, "Your servant is from one of the tribes of Israel,"

1 Kings 22:10

Now the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat king of Judah, clothed in royal attire, were each sitting on his own throne. They were on the threshing floor at the entrance to Samaria's gate, and all the prophets were prophesying in front of them.

Deuteronomy 17:5

you must bring out to your gates that man or woman who has done this evil thing and stone them to death.

Deuteronomy 22:23-24

If there is a young woman who is a virgin engaged to a man, and [another] man encounters her in the city and has sex with her, you must take the two of them out to the gate of that city and stone them to death-the young woman because she did not cry out in the city and the man because he has violated his neighbor's fiance. You must purge the evil from you.

Joshua 8:29

He hung [the body of] the king of Ai on a tree until evening, and at sunset Joshua commanded that they take his body down from the tree. They threw it down at the entrance of the city gate and put a large pile of rocks over it, which remains to this day.

2 Kings 7:3

Four men with skin diseases were at the entrance to the gate. They said to each other, "Why just sit here until we die?

Ezekiel 21:15

I have appointed a sword for slaughter at all their gates, so that their hearts may melt and many may stumble. Alas! It is ready to flash like lightning; it is drawn for slaughter.

Revelation 22:14-15

"Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life and may enter the city by the gates. Outside are the dogs, the sorcerers, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices lying.

Proverbs 1:20-21

Wisdom calls out in the street; she raises her voice in the public squares. She cries out above the commotion; she speaks at the entrance of the city gates:

Proverbs 8:1-3

Doesn't Wisdom call out? Doesn't Understanding make her voice heard? At the heights overlooking the road, at the crossroads, she takes her stand. Beside the gates at the entry to the city, at the main entrance, she cries out:

Psalm 24:7-10

Lift up your heads, you gates! Rise up, ancient doors! Then the King of glory will come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord, strong and mighty, the Lord, mighty in battle. Who is He, this King of glory? The Lord of Hosts, He is the King of glory. Selah

Isaiah 38:10

I said: In the prime of my life I must go to the gates of Sheol; I am deprived of the rest of my years.

Job 17:16

Will it go down to the gates of Sheol, or will we descend together to the dust?

Job 38:17

Have the gates of death been revealed to you? Have you seen the gates of death's shadow?

Psalm 9:13

Be gracious to me, Lord; consider my affliction at the hands of those who hate me. Lift me up from the gates of death,

Matthew 7:13-14

"Enter through the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the road is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who go through it. How narrow is the gate and difficult the road that leads to life, and few find it.

John 10:7-10

So Jesus said again, "I assure you: I am the door of the sheep. All who came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep didn't listen to them. I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved and will come in and go out and find pasture.read more.
A thief comes only to steal and to kill and to destroy. I have come that they may have life and have it in abundance.

Ezekiel 48:30-34

"These are the exits of the city: On the north side, which measures one and a half [miles], there will be three gates facing north, the gates of the city being named for the tribes of Israel: one, the gate of Reuben; one, the gate of Judah; and one, the gate of Levi. On the east side, which is one and a half [miles], there will be three gates: one, the gate of Joseph; one, the gate of Benjamin; and one, the gate of Dan.read more.
On the south side, which measures one and a half [miles], there will be three gates: one, the gate of Simeon; one, the gate of Issachar; and one, the gate of Zebulun. On the west side, which is one and a half [miles], there will be three gates: one, the gate of Gad; one, the gate of Asher; and one, the gate of Naphtali.

Revelation 21:12-15

[The city] had a massive high wall, with 12 gates. Twelve angels were at the gates; [on the gates], names were inscribed, the names of the 12 tribes of the sons of Israel. There were three gates on the east, three gates on the north, three gates on the south, and three gates on the west. The city wall had 12 foundations, and on them were the 12 names of the Lamb's 12 apostles.read more.
The one who spoke with me had a gold measuring rod to measure the city, its gates, and its wall.

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Brass » Articles made of » Gates

Psalm 107:16

For He has broken down the bronze gates and cut through the iron bars.

Isaiah 45:2

"I will go before you and level the uneven places; I will shatter the bronze doors and cut the iron bars in two.

Brass » Made into » Gates

Psalm 107:16

For He has broken down the bronze gates and cut through the iron bars.

Isaiah 45:2

"I will go before you and level the uneven places; I will shatter the bronze doors and cut the iron bars in two.

Gates » Of jerusalem

2 Chronicles 25:23

King Jehoash of Israel captured Judah's King Amaziah son of Joash, son of Jehoahaz, at Beth-shemesh. Then Jehoash took him to Jerusalem and broke down 200 yards of Jerusalem's wall from the Ephraim Gate to the Corner Gate.

2 Kings 14:13

King Jehoash of Israel captured Judah's King Amaziah son of Joash, son of Ahaziah, at Beth-shemesh. Then Jehoash went to Jerusalem and broke down 200 yards of Jerusalem's wall from the Ephraim Gate to the Corner Gate.

Nehemiah 12:39

above the Gate of Ephraim, and by the Old Gate, the Fish Gate, the Tower of Hananel, and the Tower of the Hundred, to the Sheep Gate. They stopped at the Gate of the Guard.

Nehemiah 3:13

Hanun and the inhabitants of Zanoah repaired the Valley Gate. They rebuilt it and installed its doors, bolts, and bars, and repaired 500 yards of the wall to the Dung Gate.

Nehemiah 3:26

and the temple servants living on Ophel [made repairs] opposite the Water Gate toward the east and the tower that juts out.

Gates » Holding courts of justice

Deuteronomy 21:19

his father and mother must take hold of him and bring him to the elders of his city, to the gate of his hometown.

Deuteronomy 16:18

"Appoint judges and officials for your tribes in all your towns the Lord your God is giving you. They are to judge the people with righteous judgment.

Joshua 20:4

When someone flees to one of these cities, stands at the entrance of the city gate, and states his case before the elders of that city, they are to bring him into the city and give him a place to live among them.

Deuteronomy 22:15

the young woman's father and mother will take the evidence of her virginity and bring [it] to the city elders at the gate.

Ruth 4:1

Boaz went to the gate [of the town] and sat down there. Soon, the family redeemer Boaz had spoken about came by. Boaz called him by name and said, "Come over here and sit down." So he went over and sat down.

Gates » Of the temple

Acts 3:2

And a man who was lame from his mother's womb was carried there and placed every day at the temple gate called Beautiful, so he could beg from those entering the temple complex.

Ezekiel 46:1

"This is what the Lord God says: The gate of the inner court that faces east must be closed during the six days of work, but it will be opened on the Sabbath day and opened on the day of the New Moon.

2 Kings 15:35

Yet, the high places were not taken away; the people continued sacrificing and burning incense on the high places. It was Jotham who built the Upper Gate of the Lord's temple.

Jeremiah 26:10

When the officials of Judah heard these things, they went up from the king's palace to the Lord's temple and sat at the entrance of the New Gate.

Gates » Of cities » Courts of justice held at

Proverbs 22:22-23

Don't rob a poor man because he is poor, and don't crush the oppressed at the gate, for the Lord will take up their case and will plunder those who plunder them.

Deuteronomy 16:18

"Appoint judges and officials for your tribes in all your towns the Lord your God is giving you. They are to judge the people with righteous judgment.

2 Samuel 15:2

He would get up early and stand beside the road leading to the city gate. Whenever anyone had a grievance to bring before the king for settlement, Absalom called out to him and asked, "What city are you from?" If he replied, "Your servant is from one of the tribes of Israel,"

Gates » The open square of, a place for idlers

Genesis 19:1

The two angels entered Sodom in the evening as Lot was sitting at Sodom's gate. When Lot saw [them], he got up to meet them. He bowed [with his] face to the ground

1 Samuel 4:18

When he mentioned the ark of God, Eli fell backwards off the chair by the city gate, and since he was old and heavy, his neck broke and he died. Eli had judged Israel 40 years.

Proverbs 1:21

She cries out above the commotion; she speaks at the entrance of the city gates:

Jeremiah 17:19-20

This is what the Lord said to me, "Go and stand in the People's Gate, through which the kings of Judah enter and leave, and in all the gates of Jerusalem. Announce to them: Hear the word of the Lord, kings of Judah, all Judah, and all the residents of Jerusalem who enter through these gates.

Gates » Figurative » Of salvation

Isaiah 26:2

Open the gates so a righteous nation can come in- one that remains faithful.

Psalm 24:7

Lift up your heads, you gates! Rise up, ancient doors! Then the King of glory will come in.

Matthew 7:13

"Enter through the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the road is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who go through it.

Genesis 28:17

He was afraid and said, "What an awesome place this is! This is none other than the house of God. This is the gate of heaven."

Psalm 118:19-20

Open the gates of righteousness for me; I will enter through them and give thanks to the Lord. This is the gate of the Lord; the righteous will enter through it.

Gates » Of cities

2 Chronicles 8:5

He built Upper Beth-horon and Lower Beth-horon-fortified cities with walls, gates, and bars-

Deuteronomy 3:5

All these were fortified with high walls, gates, and bars, besides a large number of rural villages.

Joshua 6:26

At that time Joshua imposed this curse: Cursed before the Lord is the man who undertakes the rebuilding of this city, Jericho. He will lay its foundation [at the cost of] his firstborn; He will set up its gates [at the cost of] his youngest.

1 Samuel 23:7

When it was reported to Saul that David had gone to Keilah, he said, "God has handed him over to me, for he has trapped himself by entering a town with barred gates."

2 Samuel 18:24

David was sitting between the two gates when the watchman went up to the roof of the gate and over to the wall. The watchman looked out and saw a man running alone.

Gates » Punishment of criminals outside of

Jeremiah 20:2

So Pashhur had Jeremiah the prophet beaten and put him in the stocks at the Upper Benjamin Gate in the Lord's temple.

Acts 7:58

They threw him out of the city and began to stone him. And the witnesses laid their robes at the feet of a young man named Saul.

Deuteronomy 17:5

you must bring out to your gates that man or woman who has done this evil thing and stone them to death.

Gates » Criminals generally punished without

John 19:17

Carrying His own cross, He went out to what is called Skull Place, which in Hebrew is called Golgotha.

Leviticus 24:23

After Moses spoke to the Israelites, they brought the one who had cursed to the outside of the camp and stoned him. So the Israelites did as the Lord had commanded Moses.

Gates » Of cities » Chief points of attack in war

Judges 5:8

Israel chose new gods, then war was in the gates. Not a shield or spear was seen among 40,000 in Israel.

Isaiah 22:7

Your best valleys were full of chariots, and horsemen were positioned at the gates.

Ezekiel 21:15

I have appointed a sword for slaughter at all their gates, so that their hearts may melt and many may stumble. Alas! It is ready to flash like lightning; it is drawn for slaughter.

Gates » Place for public concourse

Proverbs 1:21

She cries out above the commotion; she speaks at the entrance of the city gates:

Genesis 23:10

Ephron was present with the Hittites. So in the presence of all the Hittites who came to the gate of his city, Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham:

Proverbs 8:3

Beside the gates at the entry to the city, at the main entrance, she cries out:

Jeremiah 14:2

Judah mourns; her gates languish. [Her people] are on the ground in mourning; Jerusalem's cry rises up.

Jeremiah 22:2

You are to say: Hear the word of the Lord, king of Judah, you who sit on the throne of David-you, your officers, and your people who enter these gates.

Gates » Of the temple » Levites the porters of

2 Chronicles 8:14

According to the ordinances of his father David, he appointed the divisions of the priests over their service, of the Levites over their responsibilities to offer praise and to minister before the priests following the daily requirement, and of the gatekeepers by their divisions with respect to each gate, for this had been the command of David, the man of God.

2 Chronicles 23:4

This is what you are to do: one third of you, priests and Levites who are coming on duty on the Sabbath, are to be gatekeepers

Gates » Thrones of kings at

Jeremiah 38:7

But Ebed-melech, a Cushite court official employed in the king's palace, heard Jeremiah had been put into the cistern. While the king was sitting at the Benjamin Gate,

1 Kings 22:10

Now the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat king of Judah, clothed in royal attire, were each sitting on his own throne. They were on the threshing floor at the entrance to Samaria's gate, and all the prophets were prophesying in front of them.

2 Chronicles 18:9

Now the king of Israel and King Jehoshaphat of Judah, clothed in royal attire, were each sitting on his own throne. They were sitting on the threshing floor at the entrance to Samaria's gate, and all the prophets were prophesying in front of them.

Jeremiah 39:3

All the officials of the king of Babylon entered and sat at the Middle Gate: Nergal-sharezer, Samgar-nebo, Sarsechim the Rab-saris, Nergal-sharezer the Rab-mag, and all the rest of the officials of Babylon's king.

Gates » Of jerusalem » Horse gate

2 Chronicles 23:15

So they arrested her, and she went by the entrance of the Horses' Gate to the king's palace, where they put her to death.

Nehemiah 3:28

Each of the priests made repairs above the Horse Gate, each opposite his own house.

Gates » Of jerusalem » Valley gate

2 Chronicles 26:9

Uzziah built towers in Jerusalem at the Corner Gate, the Valley Gate, and the corner buttress, and he fortified them.

Nehemiah 2:13

I went out at night through the Valley Gate toward the Serpent's Well and the Dung Gate, and I inspected the walls of Jerusalem that had been broken down and its gates that had been destroyed by fire.

Gates » Of jerusalem » Fish gate

2 Chronicles 33:14

After this, he built the outer wall of the city of David from west of Gihon in the valley to the entrance of the Fish Gate; he brought it around the Ophel, and he heightened it considerably. He also placed military commanders in all the fortified cities of Judah.

Nehemiah 3:3

The sons of Hassenaah built the Fish Gate. They built it with beams and installed its doors, bolts, and bars.

Gates » Of cities » Councils of state held at

2 Chronicles 18:9

Now the king of Israel and King Jehoshaphat of Judah, clothed in royal attire, were each sitting on his own throne. They were sitting on the threshing floor at the entrance to Samaria's gate, and all the prophets were prophesying in front of them.

Jeremiah 39:3

All the officials of the king of Babylon entered and sat at the Middle Gate: Nergal-sharezer, Samgar-nebo, Sarsechim the Rab-saris, Nergal-sharezer the Rab-mag, and all the rest of the officials of Babylon's king.

Gates » Carcase of sin-offering burned without

Leviticus 4:12

all [the rest] of the bull-he must bring to a ceremonially clean place outside the camp to the ash heap, and must burn it on a wood fire. It is to be burned at the ash heap.

Hebrews 13:11-13

For the bodies of those animals whose blood is brought into the holy of holies by the high priest as a sin offering are burned outside the camp. Therefore Jesus also suffered outside the gate, so that He might sanctify the people by His own blood. Let us then go to Him outside the camp, bearing His disgrace.

Gates » Of cities » Criminals punished at

Jeremiah 20:2

So Pashhur had Jeremiah the prophet beaten and put him in the stocks at the Upper Benjamin Gate in the Lord's temple.

Deuteronomy 17:5

you must bring out to your gates that man or woman who has done this evil thing and stone them to death.

Gates » Of cities » Public commendation given at

Proverbs 31:31

Give her the reward of her labor, and let her works praise her at the city gates.

Gates » Of cities » Often razed and burned

Nehemiah 1:3

They said to me, "The survivors in the province, who returned from the exile, are in great trouble and disgrace. Jerusalem's wall has been broken down, and its gates have been burned down."

Lamentations 2:9

Zion's gates have fallen to the ground; He has destroyed and shattered the bars on her [gates]. Her king and her leaders [live] among the nations, instruction is no more, and even her prophets receive no vision from the Lord.

Gates » Of the temple » The treasury placed at

Mark 12:41

Sitting across from the temple treasury, He watched how the crowd dropped money into the treasury. Many rich people were putting in large sums.

2 Chronicles 24:8

At the king's command a chest was made and placed outside the gate of the Lord's temple.

Gates » Of jerusalem » High gate of benjamin

Jeremiah 37:13

But when he was at the Benjamin Gate, an officer of the guard was there, whose name was Irijah son of Shelemiah, son of Hananiah, and he apprehended Jeremiah the prophet, saying, "You are deserting to the Chaldeans."

Jeremiah 20:2

So Pashhur had Jeremiah the prophet beaten and put him in the stocks at the Upper Benjamin Gate in the Lord's temple.

Gates » Of jerusalem » Dung gate

Nehemiah 3:14

Malchijah son of Rechab, ruler over the district of Beth-haccherem, repaired the Dung Gate. He rebuilt it and installed its doors, bolts, and bars.

Nehemiah 12:31

Then I brought the leaders of Judah up on top of the wall, and I appointed two large processions that gave thanks. One went to the right on the wall, toward the Dung Gate.

Gates » Of cities » Proclamations made at

Proverbs 1:21

She cries out above the commotion; she speaks at the entrance of the city gates:

Jeremiah 17:19

This is what the Lord said to me, "Go and stand in the People's Gate, through which the kings of Judah enter and leave, and in all the gates of Jerusalem.

Gates » Of jerusalem » Old gate

Nehemiah 3:6

Joiada son of Paseah and Meshullam son of Besodeiah repaired the Old Gate. They built it with beams and installed its doors, bolts, and bars.

Nehemiah 12:39

above the Gate of Ephraim, and by the Old Gate, the Fish Gate, the Tower of Hananel, and the Tower of the Hundred, to the Sheep Gate. They stopped at the Gate of the Guard.

Gates » Of cities » Conferences held at

2 Samuel 3:27

When Abner returned to Hebron, Joab pulled him aside to the middle of the gateway, as if to speak to him privately, and there Joab stabbed him in the stomach. So Abner died in revenge for the death of Asahel, Joab's brother.

Genesis 34:20

So Hamor and his son Shechem went to the gate of their city and spoke to the men there.

Gates » Of cities » Land sold at

Genesis 23:10

Ephron was present with the Hittites. So in the presence of all the Hittites who came to the gate of his city, Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham:

Genesis 23:16

Abraham agreed with Ephron, and Abraham weighed out to Ephron the silver that he had agreed to in the hearing of the Hittites: 400 shekels of silver at the current commercial rate.

Gates » Of jerusalem » Water gate

Nehemiah 8:3

While he was facing the square in front of the Water Gate, he read out of it from daybreak until noon before the men, the women, and those who could understand. All the people listened attentively to the book of the law.

Nehemiah 3:26

and the temple servants living on Ophel [made repairs] opposite the Water Gate toward the east and the tower that juts out.

Gates » Of cities » Shut at night-fall

Nehemiah 13:19

When shadows began to fall on the gates of Jerusalem just before the Sabbath, I gave orders that the gates be closed and not opened until after the Sabbath. I posted some of my men at the gates, so that no goods could enter during the Sabbath day.

Joshua 2:5

At nightfall, when the gate was about to close, the men went out, and I don't know where they were going. Chase after them quickly, and you can catch up with them!"

Gates » Of the temple » The pious israelites delighted to enter

Psalm 118:19

Open the gates of righteousness for me; I will enter through them and give thanks to the Lord.

Gates » Of cities » Markets held at

2 Kings 7:1

Elisha said, "Hear the word of the Lord! This is what the Lord says: 'About this time tomorrow at the gate of Samaria, six quarts of fine meal [will sell] for a shekel and 12 quarts of barley [will sell] for a shekel.' "

2 Kings 7:18

When the man of God had said to the king, "About this time tomorrow 12 quarts of barley [will sell] for a shekel and six quarts of fine meal [will sell] for a shekel at the gate of Samaria,"

Gates » Made of » Brass

Psalm 107:16

For He has broken down the bronze gates and cut through the iron bars.

Isaiah 45:2

"I will go before you and level the uneven places; I will shatter the bronze doors and cut the iron bars in two.

Gates » Fastened with bars of iron

Psalm 107:16

For He has broken down the bronze gates and cut through the iron bars.

Isaiah 45:2

"I will go before you and level the uneven places; I will shatter the bronze doors and cut the iron bars in two.

Gates » Of jerusalem » Sheep gate

Nehemiah 3:1

Eliashib the high priest and his fellow priests began rebuilding the Sheep Gate. They dedicated it and installed its doors. [After building the wall] to the Tower of the Hundred and the Tower of Hananel, they dedicated it.

John 5:2

By the Sheep Gate in Jerusalem there is a pool, called Bethesda in Hebrew, which has five colonnades.

Gates » Made to » Houses

Acts 12:14

She recognized Peter's voice, and because of her joy she did not open the gate, but ran in and announced that Peter was standing at the gateway.

Gates » Of the temple » Charge of, given by lot

1 Chronicles 26:13-19

They cast lots according to their ancestral houses, young and old alike, for each gate. The lot for the east [gate] fell to Shelemiah. They also cast lots for his son Zechariah, an insightful counselor, and his lot came out for the north [gate]. Obed-edom's was the south [gate], and his sons' [lot] was the storehouses; read more.
for Shuppim and Hosah it was the west [gate] and the gate of Shallecheth on the ascending highway. There were guards stationed at every watch. There were six Levites each day on the east, four each day on the north, four each day on the south, and two pair at the storehouses. As for the court on the west, there were four at the highway and two at the court. Those were the divisions of the gatekeepers from the sons of the Korahites and Merarites.

Gates » Of cities » Public censure passed at

Job 5:4

His children are far from safety. They are crushed at the [city] gate, with no one to defend [them].

Isaiah 29:21

those who, with [their] speech, accuse a person of wrongdoing, who set a trap at the gate for the mediator, and without cause deprive the righteous of justice.

Gates » Guards at

Nehemiah 13:19

When shadows began to fall on the gates of Jerusalem just before the Sabbath, I gave orders that the gates be closed and not opened until after the Sabbath. I posted some of my men at the gates, so that no goods could enter during the Sabbath day.

Nehemiah 13:22

Then I instructed the Levites to purify themselves and guard the gates in order to keep the Sabbath day holy. Remember me for this also, my God, and look on me with compassion in keeping with Your abundant, faithful love.

2 Kings 7:17

The king had appointed the captain, his right-hand man, to be in charge of the gate, but the people trampled him in the gateway. He died, just as the man of God had predicted when the king came to him.

Gates » Double doors

Ezekiel 41:24

and each of the doors had two swinging panels. There were two panels for one door and two for the other.

Gates » Made of brass

Psalm 107:16

For He has broken down the bronze gates and cut through the iron bars.

Isaiah 45:2

"I will go before you and level the uneven places; I will shatter the bronze doors and cut the iron bars in two.

Gates » Figurative » Of death

Psalm 9:13

Be gracious to me, Lord; consider my affliction at the hands of those who hate me. Lift me up from the gates of death,

Job 38:17

Have the gates of death been revealed to you? Have you seen the gates of death's shadow?

Isaiah 38:10

I said: In the prime of my life I must go to the gates of Sheol; I am deprived of the rest of my years.

Gates » Of jerusalem » Corner gate

2 Chronicles 26:9

Uzziah built towers in Jerusalem at the Corner Gate, the Valley Gate, and the corner buttress, and he fortified them.

Gates » Symbolical

Revelation 21:12-13

[The city] had a massive high wall, with 12 gates. Twelve angels were at the gates; [on the gates], names were inscribed, the names of the 12 tribes of the sons of Israel. There were three gates on the east, three gates on the north, three gates on the south, and three gates on the west.

Revelation 21:21

The 12 gates are 12 pearls; each individual gate was made of a single pearl. The broad street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass.

Revelation 21:25

Each day its gates will never close because it will never be night there.

Gates » Illustrative » (of heaven,) of access to God

Genesis 28:12-17

And he dreamed: A stairway was set on the ground with its top reaching heaven, and God's angels were going up and down on it. The Lord was standing there beside him, saying, "I am the Lord, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac. I will give you and your offspring the land that you are now sleeping on. Your offspring will be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out toward the west, the east, the north, and the south. All the peoples on earth will be blessed through you and your offspring. read more.
Look, I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go. I will bring you back to this land, for I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you." When Jacob awoke from his sleep, he said, "Surely the Lord is in this place, and I did not know it." He was afraid and said, "What an awesome place this is! This is none other than the house of God. This is the gate of heaven."

Gates » Of the temple » Called gates of zion

Lamentations 1:4

The roads to Zion mourn, for no one comes to the appointed festivals. All her gates are deserted; her priests groan, her young women grieve, and she herself is bitter.

Gates » Of jerusalem » Gate of ephraim

Nehemiah 12:39

above the Gate of Ephraim, and by the Old Gate, the Fish Gate, the Tower of Hananel, and the Tower of the Hundred, to the Sheep Gate. They stopped at the Gate of the Guard.

Gates » Illustrative » (of hell,) of satan's power

Gates » Of the temple » Overlaid with gold

2 Kings 18:16

At that time Hezekiah stripped [the gold from] the doors of the Lord's sanctuary and from the doorposts he had overlaid and gave it to the king of Assyria.

Gates » Of jerusalem » Gate of miphkad

Nehemiah 3:31

Next to him Malchijah, one of the goldsmiths, made repairs to the house of the temple servants and the merchants, opposite the Inspection Gate, and as far as the upper room of the corner.

Gates » Of jerusalem » Gate of the fountain

Nehemiah 3:15

Shallun son of Col-hozeh, ruler over the district of Mizpah, repaired the Fountain Gate. He rebuilt it and roofed it. Then he installed its doors, bolts, and bars. He also made repairs to the wall of the Pool of Shelah near the king's garden, as far as the stairs that descend from the city of David.

Gates » Of cities » Troops reviewed at, going to war

2 Samuel 18:4

"I will do whatever you think is best," the king replied to them. So he stood beside the gate while all the troops marched out by hundreds and thousands.

Gates » Of cities » Battering rams used against

Ezekiel 21:22

The answer marked Jerusalem appears in his right hand, [indicating] that he should set up battering rams, give the order to slaughter, raise a battle cry, set battering rams against the gates, build a ramp, and construct a siege wall.

Gates » Of cities » Chief places of concourse

Proverbs 1:21

She cries out above the commotion; she speaks at the entrance of the city gates:

Gates » Made to » Cities

1 Kings 17:10

So Elijah got up and went to Zarephath. When he arrived at the city gate, there was a widow woman gathering wood. Elijah called to her and said, "Please bring me a little water in a cup and let me drink."

Gates » Illustrative » (strait,) of the entrance to life

Gates » Illustrative » (wide,) of the entrance to ruin

Matthew 7:13

"Enter through the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the road is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who go through it.

Gates » Of the temple » Called gates of righteousness

Psalm 118:19

Open the gates of righteousness for me; I will enter through them and give thanks to the Lord.

Gates » Illustrative » (of the grave,) of death

Isaiah 38:10

I said: In the prime of my life I must go to the gates of Sheol; I am deprived of the rest of my years.

Gates » Of the temple » Called gates of the lord

Psalm 118:20

This is the gate of the Lord; the righteous will enter through it.

Gates » Of cities » Custom of sitting at, in the evening, alluded to

Genesis 19:1

The two angels entered Sodom in the evening as Lot was sitting at Sodom's gate. When Lot saw [them], he got up to meet them. He bowed [with his] face to the ground

Gates » Of cities » Experienced officers placed over

2 Kings 7:17

The king had appointed the captain, his right-hand man, to be in charge of the gate, but the people trampled him in the gateway. He died, just as the man of God had predicted when the king came to him.

Gates » Made to » Camps

Exodus 32:26

And Moses stood at the camp's entrance and said, "Whoever is for the Lord, [come] to me." And all the Levites gathered around him.

Gates » Design of

Isaiah 62:10

Go out, go out through the gates; prepare a way for the people! Build it up, build up the highway; clear away the stones! Raise a banner for the peoples.

Gates » Made to » Palaces

Esther 5:13

Still, none of this satisfies me since I see Mordecai the Jew sitting at the King's Gate all the time."

Gates » The place for the transaction of public business, announcement of legal transactions

Genesis 23:10

Ephron was present with the Hittites. So in the presence of all the Hittites who came to the gate of his city, Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham:

Genesis 23:16

Abraham agreed with Ephron, and Abraham weighed out to Ephron the silver that he had agreed to in the hearing of the Hittites: 400 shekels of silver at the current commercial rate.

Gates » Often two-leaved

Gates » Of cities » Idolatrous rites performed at

Acts 14:13

Then the priest of Zeus, whose temple was just outside the town, brought oxen and garlands to the gates. He, with the crowds, intended to offer sacrifice.

Gates » Made to » Prisons

Acts 12:10

After they passed the first and second guard posts, they came to the iron gate that leads into the city, which opened to them by itself. They went outside and passed one street, and immediately the angel left him.

Gates » Made of » Iron

Acts 12:10

After they passed the first and second guard posts, they came to the iron gate that leads into the city, which opened to them by itself. They went outside and passed one street, and immediately the angel left him.

Gates » Illustrative » Of Christ

Gates » Figurative » Of righteousness

Psalm 118:19

Open the gates of righteousness for me; I will enter through them and give thanks to the Lord.

Gates » Figurative » Of the gospel

Isaiah 60:11

Your gates will always be open; they will never be shut day or night so that the wealth of the nations may be brought into you, with their kings being led [in procession].

Gates » Figurative » Of the grave

Isaiah 38:10

I said: In the prime of my life I must go to the gates of Sheol; I am deprived of the rest of my years.

Gates » Made to » Rivers

Nahum 2:6

The river gates are opened, and the palace erodes away.

Gates » Closed at night

Joshua 2:5

At nightfall, when the gate was about to close, the men went out, and I don't know where they were going. Chase after them quickly, and you can catch up with them!"

Joshua 2:7

The men pursued them along the road to the fords of the Jordan, and as soon as they left to pursue them, the gate was shut.

Gates » Of the temple » One specially beautiful

Acts 3:2

And a man who was lame from his mother's womb was carried there and placed every day at the temple gate called Beautiful, so he could beg from those entering the temple complex.

Gates » Of the temple » Frequented by beggars

Acts 3:2

And a man who was lame from his mother's womb was carried there and placed every day at the temple gate called Beautiful, so he could beg from those entering the temple complex.

Gates » Figurative » Of the powers of hell (hades)

Gates » Figurative » Of the people of a city

Isaiah 3:26

Then her gates will lament and mourn; deserted, she will sit on the ground.

Gates » Of cities » Land redeemed at

Ruth 4:1

Boaz went to the gate [of the town] and sat down there. Soon, the family redeemer Boaz had spoken about came by. Boaz called him by name and said, "Come over here and sit down." So he went over and sat down.

Gates » Made to » Temples

Acts 3:2

And a man who was lame from his mother's womb was carried there and placed every day at the temple gate called Beautiful, so he could beg from those entering the temple complex.

Gates » Bodies of criminals exposed to view at

2 Kings 10:8

When the messenger came and told him, "They have brought the heads of the king's sons," the king said, "Pile them in two heaps at the entrance of the gate until morning."

Gates » Conferences on public affairs

Genesis 34:20

So Hamor and his son Shechem went to the gate of their city and spoke to the men there.

Gates » Jails made in the towers of

Jeremiah 20:2

So Pashhur had Jeremiah the prophet beaten and put him in the stocks at the Upper Benjamin Gate in the Lord's temple.

Gates » Religious services held at

Acts 14:13

Then the priest of Zeus, whose temple was just outside the town, brought oxen and garlands to the gates. He, with the crowds, intended to offer sacrifice.

Gates » Closed on the sabbath

Nehemiah 13:19

When shadows began to fall on the gates of Jerusalem just before the Sabbath, I gave orders that the gates be closed and not opened until after the Sabbath. I posted some of my men at the gates, so that no goods could enter during the Sabbath day.

Gates » Made of iron

Acts 12:10

After they passed the first and second guard posts, they came to the iron gate that leads into the city, which opened to them by itself. They went outside and passed one street, and immediately the angel left him.

Gates » Made of wood

Nehemiah 1:3

They said to me, "The survivors in the province, who returned from the exile, are in great trouble and disgrace. Jerusalem's wall has been broken down, and its gates have been burned down."

Gates » The law read at

Iron » Made into » Gates

Acts 12:10

After they passed the first and second guard posts, they came to the iron gate that leads into the city, which opened to them by itself. They went outside and passed one street, and immediately the angel left him.

Topics on Gates

Bronze Gates

19;107;16

For He has broken down the bronze gates and cut through the iron bars.

Capturing Gates

1;22;17

I will indeed bless you and make your offspring as numerous as the stars in the sky and the sand on the seashore. Your offspring will possess the gates of their enemies.

City Gates

25;5;14

The elders have left the city gate, the young men, their music.

Coming To Gates

40;7;13-14

"Enter through the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the road is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who go through it.

East Gates

26;40;22

Its windows, portico, and palm trees had the same measurements as those of the gate that faced east. Seven steps led up to the gate, and its portico was ahead of them.

Gates Of Death

18;38;17

Have the gates of death been revealed to you? Have you seen the gates of death's shadow?

Gates Of The Temple

2;38;18

The screen for the gate of the courtyard was embroidered with blue, purple, and scarlet yarn, and finely spun linen. It was 30 feet long, and like the hangings of the courtyard, seven and a half feet high.

Named Gates

42;16;20

But a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, was left at his gate.

North Gates

26;46;9

"When the people of the land come before the Lord at the appointed times, whoever enters by way of the north gate to worship must go out by way of the south gate, and whoever enters by way of the south gate must go out by way of the north gate. No one must return through the gate by which he entered, but must go out by the opposite gate.

Opening Gates

19;118;19

Open the gates of righteousness for me; I will enter through them and give thanks to the Lord.

Shutting Gates

66;21;25

Each day its gates will never close because it will never be night there.

South Gates

13;26;15-25

Obed-edom's was the south [gate], and his sons' [lot] was the storehouses;

Waiting At Gates

44;9;24

but their plot became known to Saul. So they were watching the gates day and night intending to kill him,

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